Autumn a great time to hike in the Twin Cities

by Tom Crann, Minnesota Public Radio
September 22, 2009

The arrival of fall doesn't mean the end of outdoor activities in Minnesota. In fact, autumn can be one of the best times to enjoy nature.

Even in the Twin Cities, people are often just minutes from nice nature hikes offering views of fall colors, prairie grasses, migrating birds and remarkable wetlands. Host Tom Crann went hiking with Kate Havelin, author of "The Best Hikes of the Twin Cities" to get recommendations about the best places to enjoy fall in the metro area.

Below is a map with some of Havelin's picks of the best places to enjoy fall colors. And you can see some images of the Richard T. Anderson Conservation Area in Eden Prairie, Minn., where Tom Crann and crew hiked with Havelin, here.